AMD recently announced their new Threadripper processor, designed for enthusiast level computers. Where the best that AMD has to offer is their 16 cores and 32 threads processor. Aside from that AMD will also be offering one more chip, equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads in total. While both of these new Threadripper chips will be running on AMD’s new X399 platform.
Recently we have been seeing leaks on the internet regarding these Threadripper chips. Among which a new one landed just now of an AMD Threadripper 1950X processor. Which is said to be the 16 cores 32 threads chip, with a base and boost clock of 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz respectively. While the chip can go as high as 3.8 GHz with XFR.
Some benchmarks were also leaked regarding the AMD Threadripper 1950X. Where the chip was able to gain a single core performance of 4167 point and a multi core performance of 24539. Which compared to the outdated Intel Xeon E5-2697A V4 is just up a notch. As the current score of this Intel Xeon processor is 3651 point in single core and 30450 points in multi core performance. Though these benchmarks are not official but it does seem that the AMD Threadripper 1950X was only able to deliver in single core performance.
Yes, the multi core performance on the upcoming AMD Threadripper 1950X does seem on par with its Intel counterpart. But AMD is not known for providing the best performing hardware. Here it all comes down to what the price of the processor would be compared to what Intel has to offer.For now there is no news on what the price tag on these new Threadripper chips would be. But I’m expecting that the top of the line AMD Threadripper 1950X will go for somewhere around a $1000.
AMD Threadripper is set to be out next month in July. Where then we would have a real idea of how the new chips from AMD really perform.